Events in Sport in December 1990

  • Dec 1 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)

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Dec 1 New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing scores career high 22 field goals in his 50 point haul in 113-96 win v Charlotte at Madison Square Garden

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 1 55th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 16-7 in Birmingham

Sport awardDavis Cup

Dec 1 Davis Cup Tennis, St. Petersburg, Florida: Rick Leach and Jim Pugh beat Australian pair Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) for the US

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • Dec 5 Blue Jays trade F McGriff & T Fernandez to SD for R Alomar & J Carter
  • Dec 6 NHL grants conditional membership to Tampa Bay Lightning

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Dec 9 Betsy King wins Itoman LPGA World Match Play Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Dec 9 NFL NY Giant Otis Anderson becomes 8th to rush for 10,000th yard

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Dec 22 Paul Coffey becomes the second NHL defenceman to record 1000 points, doing so in a record-breaking 770 games

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

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Dec 24 Expos trade Tim Raines to White Sox for Ivan Calderon & Barry Jones

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Inter's German sweeper Lothar Matthäus is named best football player in Europe ahead of Juventus striker Salvatore Schillaci and Inter defender Andreas Brehme

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Dec 26 Garry Kasparov beats Antatoly Karpov to retain chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Dec 26 Reggie Williams becomes 1st GM of WLAF's NY-NJ Knights
  • Dec 26 Senior Professional Baseball Association folds
  • Dec 27 Edmonton Oilers beat the Calgary Flames, 4-1 to record their 500th all-time NHL victory; set in just 915 games for a record of 500-295-120, good for a winning % of .612; best in history upon reaching milestone
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 1: Florida State beats Penn State, 24-17